Built to Destroy

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Built to Destroy
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1983
Recorded Ridge Farm Studios, Dorking
Townhouse Studios, London, UK
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length41:54
Label Chrysalis
Producer MSG and Louis Austin
The Michael Schenker Group chronology
Assault Attack
(1982)
Built to Destroy
(1983)
Rock Will Never Die
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 9/10 [2]

Built to Destroy is the fourth album by the Michael Schenker Group (MSG). Gary Barden returned to the group on vocals following the departure of Graham Bonnet amidst tensions with Michael Schenker. This was the band's final studio album prior to their disbanding, and Schenker moving on to form the McAuley Schenker Group with vocalist Robin McAuley. New material released under the Michael Schenker Group name would not appear for over a decade.

Contents

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Track listing

(UK and Japan LP)

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Rock My Nights Away" Andy Nye, Gary Barden 4:09
2."I'm Gonna Make You Mine"Nye, Barden, Michael Schenker, Ted McKenna 4:18
3."The Dogs of War"Barden, Schenker4:23
4."Systems Failing"Barden, Schenker4:25
5."Captain Nemo"Schenker3:22
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Still Love That Little Devil"Barden, Schenker3:24
7."Red Sky"Schenker, Barden, Chris Glen, McKenna, José Luis Campuzano5:15
8."Time Waits (For No One)"Nye, Barden3:58
9."Walk the Stage"Barden, Schenker5:55
Total length:41:54

(US Remix LP)

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm Gonna Make You Mine"Nye, Barden, Schenker, McKenna4:33
2."Time Waits (For No One)"Nye, Barden4:06
3."Systems Failing"Barden, Schenker4:16
4."Rock Will Never Die"Barden, Schenker5:40
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Red Sky"Schenker, Barden, Glen, McKenna, José Luis Campuzano5:06
6."Rock My Nights Away"Nye, Barden4:37
7."Captain Nemo"Schenker3:22
8."The Dogs of War"Barden, Schenker4:52
9."Still Love That Little Devil"Barden, Schenker3:41
Total length:40:18

Built to Destroy: "Walk the Stage" (UK), "Rock Will Never Die" (US and worldwide); Rock Will Never Die (LP): "Rock Will Never Die"; Rock Will Never Die (VHS): "Dream On";

Personnel

Band members
Additional musicians

Credits

Charts

YearChartPeak positionSalesWeeks on Chart
1983UK23 [3] -5
1983Japan653,3009
1983Sweden32 [4] -2

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